Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Numididae
        Scientific Name : Nimididae

                      Size(L) : 40cm - 71cm
                                       (16in - 30in)
                      Weight : 0.7kg - 1.6kg 
                                       (1.5lbs - 3.5lbs)
               Wing Span : 150cm - 180cm 
                                       (59in - 71in)
                Top Speed : 35km/h (22mph)

                 Life Span : 10 - 20 years
                      Colour : Black, White, Red, 
                                      Brown, Yellow, Grey
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Large body size and
                                       blad neck
  1. Guinea Fowls are large wild birds found in Africa.
  2. They have been introduced in other countries and are farmed by humans there.
  3. Distinctively, they have long, dark-colored feathers and a bald neck and head.
  4. They are very adaptable and known to be quite resilient.
  5. They inhabit a variety of natural habitats like the jungles, forests, shrublands, grasslands and even deserts.
  6. Natively, in Africa they were used as domestic animals for their meat and now they are farmed for their meat, eggs and feathers.
  7. Guinea fowls are omnivores feeding on worms, ground dwelling insects, seeds, berries, small mammals and reptiles.
  8. Their natural predators are wildcats, dogs, wolves, snakes, crocodiles and humans.
  9. Guinea fowls nest on the ground and spend most of their time searching for food.
  10. The female guinea fowl builds a nest, on the ground in a sheltered area, with twigs and leaves.
  11. The females lay between 8-15 small eggs which hatch after a month-long incubation.
  12. The chicks, known as keets, remain with their mother till they are able to fend for themselves.

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